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EU, US agree to suspend tariffs over Airbus-Boeing dispute

BRUSSELS (AP) — A first phone call Friday clinched the first trade breakthrough to start rebuilding trans-Atlantic relations between the United States and the...

France backs Italy in vaccine ban as EU defends mechanism

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe's vaccine solidarity got a boost on Friday after France said it could emulate Italy's move to block coronavirus vaccine exports...

EU, Italy stop AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia

BRUSSELS (AP) — A shipment of more than a quarter million AstraZeneca vaccines destined for Australia has been blocked from leaving the European Union,...

Probe into EU border agency leaves some questions unanswered

BRUSSELS (AP) — An inquiry into claims that the European Union’s border and coast guard agency was involved in illegally pushing back migrants has...

EU wants employers to report pay levels to fix gender gap

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union executive wants to force employers to be much more open about how much their staff earn to make...

Some Belgians shout: ‘King! Tear down your garden walls!’

BRUSSELS (AP) — The people of Brussels are craving open spaces in this time of pandemic restrictions, often ending up in overcrowded city parks...

EU, Britain clash again in latest post-Brexit spat

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Wednesday that Britain's “unilateral action" on trade rules will breach international law and is threatening legal action...

As virus restrictions bite, EU extends safety net till 2023

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is set to extend for around two more years the economic safety net it put in place to...

EU slaps sanctions on 4 Russia officials over Navalny arrest

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday imposed sanctions on four senior Russian officials over the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who...

EU vows to speed vaccine roll out, presses drug makers

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders vowed Thursday to accelerate the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and pressed pharmaceutical companies to respect their delivery commitments,...

Hold it! Belgian govt warns against using its own free masks

BRUSSELS (AP) — Ten months after promising free cloth facemasks to protect all Belgians from COVID-19, the country's government is having second thoughts —...

A shot in the arm: EU vaccine program struggles to speed up

BRUSSELS (AP) — Two months after its first vaccine shots, the European Union is still struggling to get its COVID-19 inoculation drive up to...

EU to hit more Russian officials with sanctions over Navalny

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to impose new sanctions against Russian officials linked to the jailing of opposition leader Alexei...

Belgian projections warn not to relax measures too quickly

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium's government on Monday presented scientific projections of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, indicating it would be...

EU slaps sanctions on 19 more Venezuelan officials

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on 19 more officials in Venezuela accused of undermining democracy or rights abuses in...

EU to double COVAX vaccine funding to 1 billion euros

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive commission on Friday pledged to double its contribution to the World Health Organization’s COVAX program, bringing the...

NATO chief urges Afghan govt, Taliban to step up peace talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday urged the Afghan government and the Taliban to step up the pace of peace talks...

NATO boosts Iraq mission with thousands of personnel

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is planning to scale up its mission training Iraq's security forces with thousands of new personnel as the military alliance...

EU moves to fine Hungary for flouting ruling on NGO law

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday took an important step toward fining Hungary for refusing to lift restrictions on the financing of...

Applications for asylum in Europe drop sharply amid pandemic

BRUSSELS (AP) — Applications for asylum in the European Union dropped by more than 30% in 2020 compared to the previous year, reaching their...

NATO chief dismisses early pullout of Afghan troop trainers

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that the military alliance will only leave Afghanistan when security conditions allow, as a deadline...

NATO chief urges joint spending as budget debate rolls on

BRUSSELS (AP) — Donald Trump is no longer around as president to berate U.S. allies in Europe and Canada for failing to spend enough...

EU hails deals to get more vaccine shots, tackle variants

BRUSSELS (AP) — Amid signs that more infectious coronavirus variants are spreading unchecked across Europe, governments and EU leaders scrambled Wednesday to speed up...

In a blow to Ryanair, EU court approves state help measures

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top court has ruled that measures introduced by France and Sweden to help some airlines weather the fallout of coronavirus...

EU’s anti-fraud body warns against COVID-19 vaccine scams

BRUSSELS (AP) — The EU's anti-fraud office, OLAF, is urging member states to be vigilant against scammers offering to sell fake COVID-19 vaccines as...

Policeman gets suspended jail term over migrant child death

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian court handed a one-year suspended prison sentence to a police officer on Friday over the shooting death of a...

EU aims to release virus recovery fund billions by summer

BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union officials on Friday urged member countries to swiftly submit plans for how they would use their share of...

EU hopeful for firm economic growth despite virus challenges

BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite deep uncertainty over a surge in coronavirus cases and the impact of new variants of the disease, senior European Commission...

EU chief: Bloc was late, over-confident on vaccine rollout

BRUSSELS (AP) — As the European Union surpassed 500,000 people lost to the virus, the EU Commission chief said Wednesday that the bloc's much-criticized...

EU lawmakers OK $815 billion recovery program

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers on Wednesday approved a 672.5 billion euro ($815 billion) recovery package of loans and grants to help member...

UN agencies press EU over rising migrant pushback cases

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.N. agencies are pressing the European Union to end the growing practices of denying migrants their right to apply for asylum,...

EU top official regrets ‘mistakes’ over vaccine export gaffe

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top official expressed regret for creating a row with Britain last month when the bloc briefly considered applying...

Top EU diplomat to propose new sanctions against Russia

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Tuesday that the 27-nation bloc must take a firm stance in its future...

EU wants to step up fight against cancer amid virus pandemic

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday proposed a four-billion-euro ($4.8 billion) plan aimed at improving the fight against cancer as the coronavirus...

EU seeks to boost credibility despite slow vaccine rollout

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday defended its flagging coronavirus vaccine program, which has come under criticism from the World Health Organization,...

The Latest: Lockdown in Perth, Australia reaches 5 days

PERTH, AustraIia — The city of Perth has been locked down for five days after Western Australia state’s first case of local COVID-19 infection...

EU tightens vaccine export rules, creates post-Brexit outcry

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union introduced tighter rules Friday on exports of COVID-19 vaccines that could hit shipments to nations like the United...

EU explores legal avenues amid AstraZeneca vaccine dispute

BRUSSELS (AP) — Amid a dispute over expected shortfalls, the European Union is looking at legal ways to guarantee the delivery of all the...

In virus-struck Europe, jabs trigger intense political fight

BRUSSELS (AP) — There was little effort to mask the gloating, just one month after Britain's full — and, at times, tempestuous — divorce...

Ruling brings kosher slaughterhouse new business, old fears

CSENGELE, Hungary (AP) — In a small room lined with religious texts, a Jewish rabbi demonstrates how knives are sharpened and inspected before they...

Tensions rise as AstraZeneca, EU spar over vaccine delays

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and drugmaker AstraZeneca sparred Wednesday over a delay in coronavirus vaccine deliveries amid a deepening dispute that raises...

Not in short supply: Blame for EU’s rusty vaccine rollout

APELDOORN, Netherlands (AP) — Jos Bieleveldt had a spring in his step when the 91-year-old Dutchman got a coronavirus vaccine this week. But many...

China envoy urges EU to develop its ‘strategic autonomy’

BRUSSELS (AP) — China’s envoy to the European Union on Wednesday urged the 27-nation bloc to deepen its ties with his country even further...

Belgium fears spread of Dutch riots over virus restrictions

BRUSSELS (AP) — Riots in the Netherlands over coronavirus restrictions could spark similar protests in neighboring Belgium, the Belgian interior minister warned Wednesday as...

EU urges US to draft joint rule book to rein in tech giants

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union called Tuesday on U.S. President Joe Biden to help draw up a common rule book to rein in...

EU approves more state aid to boost car batteries industry

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has approved 2.9 billion euros in subsidies from 12 member countries for a second pan-European project to develop...

EU demands that vaccine makers honor their commitments

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday warned pharmaceutical companies that have developed coronavirus vaccines with EU aid that it must get its...

EU pressures AstraZeneca to deliver vaccines as promised

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union lashed out Monday at pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, accusing it of failing to guarantee delivery of coronavirus vaccines without...

EU wants full recognition for UK envoy in post-Brexit spat

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union called Monday on the United Kingdom to grant the EU’s first-ever ambassador to the country full diplomatic status...

EU urges Navalny’s release but no talk of Russia sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's foreign ministers on Monday condemned the arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the detention of thousands...

EU proposes more travel restrictions to stop virus variants

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive body proposed Monday that the bloc's 27 nations impose more travel restrictions to counter the worrying spread...

EU urges dialogue in Venezuela to set up new elections

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union called Monday for broad political talks in Venezuela to set up new elections, and warned that it stands...

EU leaders agree to keep borders open, want to limit travels

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed that borders should remain open and assessed more measures to counter the spread of coronavirus variants during...

NATO warns against nuclear pact expiry days before deadline

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called Thursday on the United States and Russia to extend a major nuclear arms agreement before it...

Turkey launches charm offensive to ease tensions with EU

BRUSSELS (AP) — Turkey on Thursday launched a new effort to get its strained relations with the European Union back on track, as the...

Delay in Pfizer vaccine shipments frustrate Europe, Canada

BRUSSELS (AP) — Frustration is mounting from Europe to North America over reduced shipments of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine while the U.S. pharmaceutical company increases...

EU sighs with relief as Biden readies to enter White House

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top officials breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday that Joe Biden will be taking over as president...

EU commission urges member states to speed up vaccination

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is urging member states to speed up the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations to ensure that at least 80%...

EU lashes Bosnia for failing to properly care for migrants

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top migration official on Tuesday criticized Bosnian authorities for failing to properly care for hundreds of migrants living...

NATO chief calls for justice over US Capitol mob siege

BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of NATO said Thursday that all those responsible for last week’s deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol should be...

4 detained from Belgium demonstration over Black man’s death

BRUSSELS (AP) — Four people, including two minors, remained in custody Thursday after a Brussels demonstration over the weekend death of a young Black...

Belgian high schoolers demand to get back in-person learning

BRUSSELS (AP) — A late-stage side effect of the coronavirus pandemic has turned up in Belgium, where a group of teenagers is begging to...

Pompeo cancels last trip abroad as concerns of violence grow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has canceled what would have been his final official trip abroad as concerns grow over potential...

EU warns Iran enrichment moves could imperil nuclear deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The official supervising the agreement aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions is warning that Tehran’s decision to ramp up uranium enrichment...

Correction: BC-EU-NATO-Russian Jets story

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a story published Dec. 28, 2020, about NATO and Russian jets, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Russian military activity...

EU regulators OK increasing doses from virus vaccine vials

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's drug agency on Friday approved doctors drawing one more dose from each vial of the coronavirus vaccine made...

Stunned EU leaders yearn for Biden presidency — ASAP

BRUSSELS (AP) — For European Union nations, Joe Biden's Jan. 20 inauguration as the next U.S. president cannot come fast enough. ...

EU calls for ‘immediate release’ of Hong Kong activists

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union called for the immediate release Wednesday of the 53 former lawmakers and pro-democracy activists who have been arrested...

10 people to stand trial over deadly 2016 Brussels attacks

BRUSSELS (AP) — Ten people including the lone known surviving suspect in the 2015 deadly Paris attacks have been ordered to stand trial in...

EU says it will redouble efforts to save Iran nuclear deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Tuesday it would redouble its efforts to save the Iran nuclear agreement despite what it calls Tehran’s...

EU rejects criticism for slow vaccine rollout across bloc

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission defended its coronavirus vaccination strategy Monday amid growing criticism in member states about the slow rollout of COVID-19...

Belgian St. Nick party for elderly leads to 27 virus deaths

BRUSSELS (AP) — Authorities in Belgium say a 27th elderly person has died in an outbreak at a nursing home from a super-spreading St....

EU avoided chaos, explored new paths in turbulent 2020 year

BRUSSELS (AP) — Between the specter of Brexit, the coronavirus pandemic and a new leadership team facing a budget battle, the European Union looked...

Brexit’s choice for EU, UK: firm friends or nearby rivals

BRUSSELS (AP) — The New Year could finally bring a fresh start and a commitment to let bygones be bygones for Britain and the...

EU, China leaders seal long-awaited investment deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union officials and Chinese President Xi Jinping concluded a business investment deal Wednesday that will open big opportunities to...

EU, UK unveil vast trade pact set to enter force on Jan 1

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and the United Kingdom made public Saturday the vast agreement that is likely to govern future trade and...

No time to rest: EU nations assess Brexit trade deal with UK

BRUSSELS (AP) — The fast-track ratification of the post-Brexit trade deal between the U.K. and the European Union got underway on Christmas Day as...

Breakthrough: UK and EU reach post-Brexit trade agreement

BRUSSELS (AP) — Just a week before the deadline, Britain and the European Union struck a free-trade deal Thursday that should avert economic chaos...

Edging into Christmas Eve, EU and UK near Brexit trade deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union and British negotiators inched their way to within touching distance of a trade deal early Thursday, raising hopes a...

EU-UK leaders seek way out of Brexit trade impasse

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and the United Kingdom kicked efforts into higher gear on Tuesday to settle a fight over EU fishing...

EU greenlights COVID-19 vaccine after agency gives safety OK

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday gave official approval for the coronavirus vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer to be used across...

EU-UK trade talks slog on past another Brexit deadline

BRUSSELS (AP) — Problems increased Monday for the attempt to secure a trade deal between the European Union and the United Kingdom before a...

Report: Social media manipulation affects even US senators

BRUSSELS (AP) — The conversation taking place around two U.S. senators’ verified social media accounts remained vulnerable to manipulation through artificially inflated shares and...

EU-UK trade talks floundering over fish as cutoff day nears

BRUSSELS (AP) — With yet another Brexit deadline disappearing in the rearview mirror, a breakthrough on fishing rights remained elusive for the European Union...

Fishing talks move at snail’s pace in EU-UK Brexit standoff

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union and British negotiators on Saturday extended their standoff over EU fishing rights in U.K. waters and remained unable to...

EU says EU-UK face weekend ‘last attempt’ to get trade deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and the United Kingdom are heading into the weekend on a “last attempt" to clinch a post-Brexit trade...

EU, UK leaders concede big gaps remain in post-Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.K. and the European Union provided sober updates Thursday on the state of post-Brexit trade discussions, with only two weeks...

EU adds dozens more Belarus officials to sanctions list

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday imposed a new round of sanctions on Belarus, targeting dozens more officials over their role in...

Volkswagen loses top EU court case in diesel scandal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled on Thursday that Volkswagen breached the law by installing on its cars a so-called defeat...

Top court rules Hungary flouted EU law by detaining migrants

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top court ruled Thursday that Hungary has failed to respect EU law by denying people entering the country...

EU chief von der Leyen sees narrow path toward Brexit deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — After weeks of relentless pessimism, the European Union said Wednesday there was now a clear, if narrow, path to reaching an...

EU unveils revamp of cybersecurity rules days after hack

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union unveiled Wednesday plans to revamp the 27-nation bloc’s dated cybersecurity rules, just days after data on a new...

Belarus opposition calls for EU support as it collects prize

BRUSSELS (AP) — Former Belarus presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya urged the European Union to step up its support for embattled democracy protesters in her...

EU clinches deal on first-ever defense fund

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union announced Monday that an agreement has been reached on setting up the 27-nation bloc’s first ever fund to...

EU chief negotiator still sees hope to clinch EU-UK deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Monday he still has the firm belief that a Brexit trade agreement is possible,...

Going ‘the extra mile’: UK, EU keep up Brexit trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — Teetering on the brink of a no-deal Brexit departure, Britain and the European Union stepped back from the void Sunday and...

EU leaders agree to reduce emissions after all-night talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders reached a hard-fought deal Friday to cut the bloc’s net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by...

EU plans to hit Turkey with more sanctions over Med drilling

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders early Friday gave the green light for the expansion of sanctions against Turkey over its exploration of gas...

EU strikes deal on landmark budget, virus recovery fund

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Thursday clinched a deal on a massive long-term budget and a fund to help the bloc’s ravaged...

UK’s Johnson: ‘Strong possibility’ Brexit talks will fail

BRUSSELS (AP) — With a chaotic and costly no-deal Brexit three weeks away, leaders of both the European Union and United Kingdom saw an...

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